Terrelle Pryor had one of the most successful careers as the quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes, even leading the team to a BCS Bowl victory over Arkansas. However, his exit from the school was a bit unceremonious, as the NCAA found him guilty of selling memorabilia, which prompted his departure.
Now, just a few years later, Pryor publicly admitted what he did was wrong in an interview with ESPN, just a few days after the Ed O’Bannon ruling came down.
“It was a rule, I broke it and I was wrong for that,” Pryor said of his NCAA violations. “At the time, I was getting in trouble — and I don’t even call it being in trouble. I don’t think helping my mother, who was in need, is being in trouble. I’ll never regret that. The only thing I regret is hurting certain fans, teammates and coaches.”
Pryor was asked about the O’Bannon ruling, though, and he did say that he agrees with the decision, and then gave his own example of why in the process.
“I’m glad they did that,” Pryor said on 710 ESPN Seattle. “The only thing I will say about that is when I was at Ohio State, all you see is red jerseys in the stands and you see a lot of No. 2s [Pryor's number at Ohio State]. I’ll leave it at that.”
Pryor is now a backup quarterback with the Seattle Seahawks.